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Subdivision Regulations

Purpose

The purpose of the Subdivision Regulations is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare by regulating the subdivision of land; prevent overcrowding of land; lessen congestion in the streets and highways; provide for adequate light, air, water supply, sewage disposal, parks and recreation areas, ingress and egress, and other public requirements; require development in harmony with the natural environment; promote preservation of open space; promote cluster development approaches that minimize costs to local citizens and that promote effective and efficient provision of public services; protect the rights of property owners; require uniform monumentation of land subdivisions and transferring interests in real property by reference to a plat or certificate of survey; and provide for phased developments.




The brochures provide of the subdivision regulations are a quick reference on the minor and major subdivision review process and the review timeline of a subdivision application. The full details of the review process and application timeline are provided in the above subdivision regulations


Buildings for Lease or Rent
In response to changes in State law under Senate Bill (SB) 324, the Board of Richland County Commission has conducted a public hearing, reviewed, and adopted new Buildings for Lease or Rent Regulations. These regulations were adopted under Montana Code Annotated 76-8-101, et seq.

Fee Schedule

The fee schedule is included in the Buildings for Lease or Rent Regulations.

Purpose


The purpose of these regulations are intended to provide an administrative process for the acceptance and review of applications for the creation of a building for rent or lease in Richland County. The rent or lease of a building on a tract of record may directly impact the property and its surroundings with regard to vehicular access, public health, safety, and general welfare, the provision of public services and utilities, and the physical environment. These regulations are adopted for the purpose of considering and mitigating potential impacts resulting from a building proposed for rent or lease on a single tract of record, ensuring protection of the public’s health, safety and general welfare.

Temporary Workforce Housing Zoning Regulations
In response to the increased number of inquiries and applications for temporary workforce housing the Board of Richland County Commissioners adopted the Temporary Workforce Housing Zoning Regulations. These regulations provide an alternative application process from the Richland County Subdivision Regulations for temporary workforce housing only.


Fee Schedule

The fee schedule is included in the Temporary Workforce Housing Zoning Regulations.

Purpose

The Temporary Workforce Housing Zoning regulations provides a review process for the Board of Richland County Commissioners to require measures to classify and regulate the location and conditions on such housing in order to provide the basic level of public health, safety and general welfare and to mitigate the impacts so as to not unduly burden the residents of Richland County. To find out more about the purpose of the zoning regulation see the County’s Resolution of Adoption




Richland County
201 W. Main
Sidney, MT 59270